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Refreshing Summer Drink

Refreshing Summer Drink

We all know how important it is to stay well hydrated especially during the summer heat.

But it’s not always easy to get in those 8 to 10 glasses each day, is it?

Some of you may not even like the taste of water.

I’ve discovered a refreshing summer drink that is easy to make and have in the fridge.

To a 2 quart glass pitcher (<-affiliate link) add:

  • 1 medium (or two small) cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • ½ of one lemon, thinly sliced
  • a small handful of mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger

Fill the pitcher with cold water and place in the fridge for several hours or overnight.

The clean, fresh taste of those four simple ingredients combined in the water is so delicious that I find myself emptying the pitcher each day and enjoying every ounce.

There are countless ways that this could be modified to meet your tastes.

Try replacing the cucumbers with sliced strawberries for a fruitier drink. Or substitute the lemon with limes.

Get creative and see what combinations you can come up with!


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  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    July 31, 2013 10:35 am

    Sounds good, I am always on the lookout for uses for the mint that is threatening to take over the herb patch 🙂

  • Cinnamon Vogue
    July 31, 2013 12:24 pm

    Excellent recipe. Pinterest has some lovely ideas.

    Might I suggest Iced Ceylon Cinnamon Orange Tea. Ceylon Cinnamon is naturally sweet without sugar. You can boil some Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks with diced orange peel or use Ceylon Cinnamon black tea. When iced it tastes particularly nice. The upside is that it improves alertness, memory and concentration plus helps cartilage development. A great drink for hikes or to take to the gym.

  • Renee
    June 9, 2015 12:57 pm

    We have a bunch of mint growing in our front yard. I may need to try this out! 🙂

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